Rhodesia: In Pictures Bailey 1973 Holly: Rho-what?? Why do public and school libraries insist upon having country books in their collections for countries that no longer exist…and haven’t existed in a full generation of library users? Pass them along to
Let’s Visit Australia Caldwell 1963 Yes, this is still in an active youth nonfiction collection. We have featured some real “winners” here at ALB. We have a regular United Nations of outdated information going. This is NOT better than nothing.
Canadian Garbage Collectors Bourgeois and LaFave 1991 Submitter: While weeding the nonfiction section at my daughter’s elementary school, which is not in Canada, I came across this never-circulated gem. The back cover promises that the content is “totally Canadian.” Really.
Made in Canada Bonner 1960 I ran across this gem while looking at country books, and found quite a few choice items on our Young Giant to the North. This book is a book for youth on native people’s art.
Border Wardens Meyers 1971 Submitter: Really, any 1971 discussion of enforcing the US-Mexican border is out of date, especially with it being such a prominent issue these days. People are seeking information. The subtitle and back flap text also indicate
Russian Phrase Book: Department of the Army Pamphlet Headquarters, Department of the Army 1962 Submitter: It’s a Russian phrase pamphlet that dates to 1962, a few mos before the Cuban Missile Crisis! The phrases in here are a combo of what
For Men With Yen: A Guide to the Japanese Hostess System Rosenberg, O’Neill, and Kikuchi 1962 Submitter: A book about the hostess system in Japan from the 60s. I wish I knew more about this book. Holly: Well, let me
Afghanistan Checkerboard Geography Library: The Countries Italia 2002 Submitter: This is a new book and the content is fine. I just found the cover a little odd. What is the boy with the magnifying glass looking for? Taliban? Holly: I